The most recent edition of Potentia (Volume 10) is now available. This edition was launched on October 23, 2019.

Editors: Andrew Heffernan, Florence Lessard

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The Centre for International Policy Studies’ (CIPS) “Potentia”: Journal of International and Public Affairs is a scholarly journal that exclusively showcases the work of graduate students from across Canada and abroad. Managed by students from the University of Ottawa, Potentia provides a space for the rigorous analysis of contemporary international challenges and discussion of possible policy alternatives.

Call for papers 2020

Submission deadline: April 30, 2020

Submissions can be made here.

The 2020 issue of the Centre for International Policy Studies’ (CIPS) Student Journal, Potentia, will follow a general theme. Submissions do not have to adhere to a specific topic, thereby allowing applicants to examine a diverse array of issues and questions pertaining to Public and International Affairs. All submissions will be evaluated for originality, policy relevance, rigour, and depth. We are seeking creative submissions that will critically contribute to the disciplines of Public and International Affairs. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the journal, we encourage the submission of papers from a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to, political science, business, criminology, economics, geography, history, law, sociology, and women’s studies. Students from both master’s and doctorate programs are encouraged to submit manuscripts. Submissions can be in either English or French, and early submissions are encouraged.

Guidelines for submissions:

Three types of submissions will be accepted: Research articles (should not exceed 8,000 words in length, including in-text citations and the reference list), book reviews (800-1,000 words), and policy briefs (should not exceed 1,500 words). Submissions must include 100 to 200-word abstract, keywords, and a 100-word biography.

Citations must follow the APA style.

For more information on Potentia, please contact editors-in-chief Andrew Heffernan and Florence Lessard at [email protected] .

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